Siemens scores Magnetom Espree install at University of Iowa Hospitals

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has installed the Magnetom Espree from Siemens Healthcare.

The Espree is a 1.5T open bore MRI, designed for large patients and those with claustrophobia to have an MRI exam that produces the same image quality as with smaller closed bore MRI systems. Fewer exams will need to be interrupted or repeated, according to Siemens.

The Espree installed at Iowa City, Iowa-based hospital features an opening of nearly 2.3 feet in diameter and almost one foot of free space between a patient's head and the magnet, the company said.